Tag Archives: nutrition

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HAY is for HORSES

  Did you know that restricting forage (hay) is the MOST stressful thing you can do to your horse? And, as such, to his hooves? Read more here: https://scootboots.com/blogs/blog/hay-is-for-hooves

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An Herbal Garden for Your Horse!

Thinking about planning an herbal garden for your horse or for your family, yourself?  Here are some great tips!!! http://www.equineherbalist.ie/blog/76-planning-on-planting-some-herb-some-things-to-keep-in-mind.html  

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Got it all?

  Well — with the discovery of a certain brand of essential oils I now feel I’ve gotten the WHOLE picture for the WHOLE Horse … WHOLE HEALTH for the…

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Signs of Magnesium Deficiency in your Horse

  “Some common signs of magnesium deficiency may include: * Nervous, anxious temperament * Sudden shying at familiar objects * Violent pulling-back when tied * Dislike of grooming * Aggression…

The IR Horse

This is a brief summary of what I studied this morning: Some quote from studies that might help: (I made some notes in [brackets] following specific quote. “Interestingly, fiber from…

MAGNESIUM FOR INSULIN RESISTANCE

“Insulin’s job is to open up sites on cell membranes to allow the influx of glucose, a cell’s source of fuel. Cells that no longer respond to the advances of…

Diet for the IR:Metabolic Horse

Excerpt from article by Dr. Melyni Worth, Diet Recommendations for Equine Cushings and Cushings-Like-Syndrome, AKA Insulin Resistance PLEASE NOTE: [notes in brackets and italics mine for references] Dietary (non-drug) supplements…

Adding “Natural” into your Horse’s Diet

The ingredients in the bucket don’t LOOK like the traditional feed for a horse … you know, that pelleted concentrated grains or the sweet feed.

It’s not.